HUNTER PENCE NEWS

Pence's three-run homer lifts Giants to 8-3 win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Braves starter Shelby Miller saw his frustrating winless streak extend to 14 starts when the Braves bullpen failed to protect a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning. Miller has a 3.14 ERA during the...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Braves Preview

Buster Posey is in the midst of the kind of stretch that can lead to an MVP award. There's little reason to believe the All-Star won't be able to keep it going back home. The Georgia native looks to continue his lengthy tear at the plate as the San Francisco Giants try to avoid their first back-to-back losses in almost a month Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. Posey has batted...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen can't hold up for Hamels, Rangers lose to Giants in extras

The trade for Cole Hamels led to an extra 8,500 people buying tickets for Saturday night's Texas Rangers game to see him make his Texas Rangers debut. If they stuck around long enough in the game against San Francisco, they saw an all-too-familiar scene. A Texas bullpen that has the worst ERA in the majors couldn't protect the lead for Hamels and the Giants eventually won with two...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night. Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first game for Texas. Brandon Belt homered twice for the Giants, who have...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is the Heart and Soul of the San Francisco Giants

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 19: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) As the San Francisco Giants chase their fourth World Series ring in six seasons, the team looks to one guy to be the heart and...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence, Peavy Lead Giants Past Brewers

Jake Peavy contributed another strong outing, and a big seventh inning helped the Giants to a 5-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers. Both Peavy and Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers matched each other zero-for-zero through the first six frames, with Peavy going six and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three. He threw 91 pitches, 60 strikes. Perhaps no pitch...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants blank Brewers, 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants blank Brewers, 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot And Cold: The 2015 San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants aren’t winning as often as the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re certainly not losing as much as the Phillies, but they’re winning and losing more games in a row than their National League competitors.If you look at the top two teams in each NL division (top three in the case of the NL Central since St. Louis blows everyone out of the water), no team...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Nori Aoki Not Ready for Return to Action

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has been out since mid-June with a fractured fibula but appears just days away from a return to action. That return was initially estimated to be this past Friday when the team returned home from their road trip, however that didn’t happen. After the Giants laid out an aggressive rehab schedule for Aoki last...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence, Belt lead Giants to 9-3 victory over A's

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence had four hits and drove in two runs, Brandon Belt had three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants won their third straight, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-3 in an interleague game Friday night. Jake Peavy (2-4) pitched six strong innings to earn his second straight victory. Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to 10 games with three hits and drove...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Surging After All-Star Break

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants, left, is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after he hit a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Don’t look now, but it seems like the San Francisco Giants are poised...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants dominate top MLB jersey sales for first half

Winning three World Series titles in five years is generating much more than rings and trophies for the San Francisco Giants. MLB and the MLB Players Association released the rankings for jersey sales from MLB.com's shop for the first half of the season on Thursday, and there was a Giant invasion. Three Giants – Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, and Hunter Pence – were in the...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford named Giants' Heart and Hustle Award recipient

Brandon Crawford is in the midst of a breakout season at the plate for the San Francisco Giants, but on he was honored on Tuesday with an award that celebrates much more than his offensive performance. The shortstop was granted the Giants' Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday by the MLB Players Alumni, succeeding Hunter Pence after the outfielder earned the award in back-to-back seasons...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Begin Second Half With Sweep

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 19: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The first half for the San Francisco Giants was marked by inconsistency, as they at times seemed unbeatable before falling to...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Can the offense carry them?

The San Francisco Giants are built differently. Gone are the days of dominant pitching, in are the days of the Giants offense. The Giants playoff hopes ride solely on their offense. Why, because the pitching staff is way too inconsistent. In 2010 and 2012 the Giants built their team around pitching and timely hitting. This was something that other teams tried to duplicate as they...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where do the Giants Rank?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence’s Home Run Ties Game, Giants Beat Diamondbacks in 12

It took twelve innings, but the San Francisco Giants were able to return from the All Star Break with plenty of excitement as they came from behind and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night. Ten different pitchers took the hill for the Giants, as Matt Cain started things off with five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, including a fourth-inning home run off the...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Can Make Postseason Despite Inconsistencies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 10: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on July 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have followed up their third World Series championship with an up and down half-season, but...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Gerardo Parra edition

Hunter Pence To help the San Francisco Giants end their losing streak outfielder Hunter Pence came back from his injury sooner than the Giants would have wanted. He was set to come back after the All-Star break but manger Bruce Bochy had to get his team out of this losing funk and having a guy like Pence in the lineup, who is known for his motivational speeches, would give the team...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Grand Slam Highlights Record Setting Day for Giants at AT&T Park

It was a good day to be a fan of the San Francisco Giants Friday night. The team ended up setting a new record for most hits in a single game with 22 on the night highlighted by Hunter Pence's grand slam in the fourth inning. It was part of what ended up being an eight-run inning for the Giants that broke the game wide open.San Francisco went on to win 15-2.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence slam among 22 hits for Giants in 15-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run fourth inning against former All-Star Cole Hamels, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 on Friday night. Joe Panik had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs. Justin Maxwell, who also had four hits, tripled and doubled in runs and was a home run shy of the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence’s Slam Highlights Offensive Outburst in Giants’ 15-2 Win

After scoring 13 runs over its last seven games, the Giants’ offense exploded on Friday night, highlighted by several multi-hit games and Hunter Pence’s grand slam completing an eight-run fourth inning in San Francisco’s 15-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. It was an offensive outburst that lasted the entire game, putting one run on the board in the first, then their 15th...
Via BaySportsNet
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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